The surgery earlier this weekend seems to have been successful, and I haven’t run into any painful problems yet. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and tips; it helped a great deal.
As a nice beginning to the week, I noticed that my favorite gas station was offering regular unleaded at a “low” $2.219 this morning. I’m looking forward to the day a gallon will be below $2.00 again.
My weekend was mostly spent between Washington, D.C, and Baltimore to visit some friends and see a concert: Ben Folds with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. If there’s one thing I believe is always a worthwhile expense, it’s live music performed by the best musicians.
Now that I’ve shared the good news to start the week, here is the bad news. 60 percent of companies will not be giving out holiday bonuses. In my department we usually get a gift from our boss. Last year, I received a nice blue sweater and a gift certificate. I have no expectations for this year.
Updated February 7, 2012 and originally published November 14, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.